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Study Committee Biographical Information Kenneth E. Arnold (Member, National Academy of Engineering), Chair, is a senior technical advisor for WorleyParsons with more than 45 years of experience in projects, facilities, and construction related to upstream oil and gas development. He spent 16 years at Shell in engineering and engineering and research management before forming Paragon Engi- neering Services, a project management and offshore engineering com- pany, in 1980; it had a staff of 600 when it was sold to AMEC in 2005. Mr. Arnold is the author, coauthor, or editor of several textbooks and numerous technical articles on the design and project management of production facilities. He taught production facility design at the Univer- sity of Houston and has been active in the Society of Petroleum Engi- neers (SPE) and other technical societies. He was named Houstonâs 2003 Engineer of the Year by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers and is the recipient of the SPE Public Service Award and the DeGolyer Dis- tinguished Service Medal. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2005, primarily for the work he has done in promoting offshore safety. Mr. Arnold has served on two Marine Board committees, including the 1990 Committee on Alternatives for Offshore Inspection, and was a member of the Marine Board for 6 years. J. Ford Brett is managing director of PetroSkills and chief executive officer of Oil and Gas Consultants International (OGCI), the worldâs largest petroleum training organization. Mr. Brett has consulted in more than 25 countries worldwide in the area of petroleum project and process management. Before joining OGCI, he was with Amoco Produc- tion Company, where he worked on drilling projects in the Bering Sea, the North Slope of Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Trinidad, and 111
112 Evaluating the Effectiveness of Offshore Safety and Environmental Management Systems Wyoming. In 2000, the American Society for Competitiveness awarded him the Crosby Medallion for Global Competitiveness for work in âglobal competitiveness through quality in knowledge management, best practices transfer, and operations improvement.â He currently serves on the board of the Society of Petroleum Engineers as technical director for drilling and completion. For his work on improved drilling techniques, he was also honored in 1996 with a nomination for the National Medal of Technology, the U.S. governmentâs highest technology award. Mr. Brett has been granted more than 25 U.S. and international patents and has authored or coauthored more than 25 technical publications. He holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering and physics from Duke University, an MSE from Stanford University, and an MBA from Oklahoma State University. Paul S. Fischbeck is professor in the Department of Engineering and Pub- lic Policy and the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also director of the Carnegie Mellon Center for the Study and Improvement of Regulation, where he coordinates a diverse research group exploring all aspects of regulation, from historical case studies to transmission-line siting to emissions-trading programs. Widely published, Dr. Fischbeck has served on a number of national research committees and review panels, including the National Research Council (NRC)âTransportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on School Transportation Safety; the National Science Foundationâs Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences Proposal Review Committee and Small Business Innovative Research Proposal Review Committee; the NRC- TRB Committee on Evaluating Double Hull Tanker Design Alternatives; and the NRC-TRB Committee on Risk Assessment and Management of Marine Systems. His research involves normative and descriptive risk analysis, including development of a risk index for prioritizing inspections of offshore oil production platforms; an engineering and economic policy analysis of air pollution from international shipping; a large-scale probabi- listic risk assessment of the space shuttleâs tile protection system; and a series of expert elicitations involving a variety of topics, including environmental policy selection, travel risks, and food safety. Dr. Fischbeck is cofounder of the Western Pennsylvania Brownfields Center at Carnegie Mellon, an interdisciplinary research group investigating ways to improve industrial
Study Committee Biographical Information 113 site reuse. He is involved with a number of professional research organi- zations, including the American Society for Engineering Education, the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences, the Military Operations Research Society, and the Society of Risk Analysis. He has chaired a National Science Foundation panel on urban interactions and currently serves on the Environmental Protection Agencyâs Science Advi- sory Board. Dr. Fischbeck holds a BS in architecture from the University of Virginia, an MS in operations research and management science from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a PhD in industrial engineering and engineering management from Stanford University. Stuart Jones is a project manager with Lloydâs Register EMEA, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom, where he is responsible for several integrity management contracts for clients operating oil and gas installations in the North Sea. He started offshore work in the oil and gas industry in 1983, when he joined Conoco in Aberdeen as its maintenance coordinator for corrosion, responsible for fabric maintenance, inspection, and corrosion monitoring on the Murchison and Hutton tension-leg platforms. He was corrosion and inspection engineer for the British Gas Rough Field operation between 1990 and 1995, when he left to follow a career more aligned with risk-based inspection. He has performed risk-based inspec- tion studies on oil and gas installations and their associated pipelines both on- and offshore. In 2000 he joined Lloydâs Register and since then has performed a number of roles, including senior corrosion engineer, team leader, project manager, and now project controls manager. In 2009, at the initiation of this committee study, he was on a long-term inter- national assignment with Lloydâs Register Capstone, initially as head of its Upstream Operations Team and later as head of its project controls group. He returned to work in the United Kingdom in October 2010. Mr. Jones has published a number of papers and made numerous pre- sentations on corrosion and risk-based inspection, and from 2008 to 2010 he served on the Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section, Projects, Facilities, and Construction Study Group. Mr. Jones earned a second-class honors degree in metallurgy from the University College of Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom, in 1974. He is a professional member of the Institute of Corrosion and of the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining and is a chartered engineer.
114 Evaluating the Effectiveness of Offshore Safety and Environmental Management Systems Thomas Kitsos served as executive director of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy (USCOP) from 2001 to 2004. In 2005, Dr. Kitsos retired from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, as associate deputy assistant administrator for ocean services. He is currently a private consultant on national ocean policy, advising the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative, the follow-up, foundation-supported organization composed of the members of USCOP and the privately funded Pew Ocean Commission and dedicated to promoting ocean policy reform proposals recommended by the two commissions. His earlier experience included 6 years at the U.S. Depart- ment of the Interior (DOI), where his primary responsibilities were in the area of energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf. He also served as special assistant to the assistant secretary, Land and Minerals Management, and as DOIâs acting director of the Minerals Management Service, among other positions. Before his tenure at DOI, Dr. Kitsos spent 20 years on Capitol Hill on the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. His final position with the committee was as chief counsel, advising the chairman on national ocean and coastal issues, offshore energy development, and environ- mental and other marine management legislation, including amendments to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and the Coastal Zone Manage- ment Act. He holds BS degrees in education and social science from the Eastern Illinois University and an MA and PhD in political science from the University of Illinois. Frank J. Puskar is managing director of Energo Engineering in Hous- ton, Texas. Energo specializes in advanced structural engineering and structural integrity management (SIM) of existing offshore structures. Mr. Puskar has more than 28 years of experience in the offshore indus- try and is a recognized leader in SIM technology. He has been involved in the planning of above-water and below-water inspections and struc- tural assessments for more than 250 fixed and floating platforms located worldwide. He has served on committees or task groups of the Ameri- can Petroleum Institute (API), International Standards Organization, and American Society of Civil Engineers and on the Offshore Operators Committee and was Chairman of the API Task Group that developed API Bulletin 2HINS, Guidance for Post-hurricane Structural Inspection
Study Committee Biographical Information 115 of Offshore Structures, published in May 2009. In 2007, he was awarded the Minerals Management Service Corporate Leadership Award for his industry efforts, including improving codes and standards related to the damage and destruction of platforms in the Gulf of Mexico from Hur- ricanes Ivan, Katrina, and Rita. He holds an MEng in ocean engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BS in civil engineer- ing from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a registered professional engineer in California, Louisiana, and Texas. Darin W. Qualkenbush is a Health, Environment and Safety Regulatory Specialist with Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) for 24 years; his final assignment was in the National Technical Advisor office of the Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise in Morgan City, Louisiana. This office is responsible for revitalizing the technical competency and expertise within the USCG marine safety program to keep pace with the growth and complexity of the offshore maritime industry. Additional duties included directing the generation of regulations, policy, and doctrine for marine safety and offshore operations as well as being a repository for USCG expertise and best practices for the offshore oil and gas industry. Lt. Qualkenbushâs previous assignment was as chief, Outer Continental Shelf inspections, at the Marine Safety Unit, Morgan City, where he was responsible for all regulatory and compliance issues for exploration, exploitation, and production of oil and natural gas within USCGâs approximately 69,000-square-mile offshore area of responsibil- ity. He is a subject matter expert on lifesaving and firefighting equipment and deployment and on USCG regulatory compliance and International Maritime Organization Convention compliance on offshore oil and gas production platforms, offshore drilling units, and oil field support vessels of all types. Raja V. Ramani (Member, National Academy of Engineering), is emeri- tus George H., Jr., and Anne B. Deike Chair of Mining Engineering and professor emeritus of mining and geo-environmental engineer- ing at Pennsylvania State University, where he has been on the faculty since 1970. He is a certified first-class mine manager under the Indian Mines Act of 1952 and has been a registered professional engineer in
116 Evaluating the Effectiveness of Offshore Safety and Environmental Management Systems the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 1971. Dr. Ramaniâs research activities include mine health, safety, productivity, environment, and management; flow mechanisms of air, gas, and dust in mining environs; and innovative mining methods. He has been a consultant to the United Nations, World Bank, National Safety Council, mining companies, and governmental agencies. He has published extensively on health, safety and environmental planning, and management issues and has received numerous awards from academia and technical and professional societies. Dr. Ramani was the 1995 president of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME). He served on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Mine Health Research Advisory Committee from 1991 to 1998, was the chair of the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Post Disaster Survival and Rescue from 1979 to 1981, and was a member of the Health Research Panel of the NRC Committee on the Research Programs of the U.S. Bureau of Mines in 1994. He was a member of the U.S. Department of the Interiorâs Advisory Board to the Director of the U.S. Bureau of Mines in 1995 and a member of the Secretary of Laborâs Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Coal Workerâs Pneumoconiosis from 1995 to 1996. More recently, Dr. Ramani was a member of several NRC committees, including the Panel on Technologies for the Mining Industries (2000 to 2001), the Committee on Coal Waste Impoundment Failures and Breakthroughs (2001 to 2002), the Com- mittee to Inform Coal Policy (2005 to 2007), and the Committee to Develop the Framework for the Evaluation of NIOSH [National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health] Research Programs (2005 to 2009), and was chair of the National Academy of Sciences Committee to Evaluate the NIOSH Mining Health and Safety Research Program (2005 to 2007). In 2002, he chaired the Pennsylvania Governorâs Commission on Aban- doned Mine Voids and Mine Safety that was set up immediately after the Quecreek Mine inundation incident and rescue. Dr. Ramani is a distin- guished member of SME (class of 1988) and an honorary member of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (class of 2010). Dr. Ramani holds MS and PhD degrees in mining engi- neering from Pennsylvania State University. Vikki Sanders is a consultant for JMJ Associates in Austin, Texas. She assists client organizations and project teams in creating and sustaining
Study Committee Biographical Information 117 world-class performance through JMJâs Incident, Injury-Free, and High Performance Projects practices. She works with a variety of clients in the oil and gas industry throughout the United States and Canada. After receiving her masterâs degree, Ms. Sanders began working in orga- nizational development at the Aston Centre for Effective Organisations, Birmingham, United Kingdom (UK), focusing on leadership, teamwork, and employee satisfaction. She then worked in safety management and human factors at the Health and Safety Laboratory, an agency of the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), where she provided technical assis- tance to HSE inspectors, focusing on assessment of workforce tasks in multiple industries in the United Kingdom. In 2007, Ms. Sanders moved to Houston, Texas, where she worked for Atkins Global on a variety of oil and gas projects as a human factors consultant, providing human factors assessments of control rooms and other equipment for offshore platforms. She also provided input to the safety management system integration toolkit for the marine industry. Ms. Sanders graduated in psychology with honors in 1995 from the University of Humberside, United Kingdom, and earned a masterâs degree in organizational psy- chology from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, in 2002.